Crochet Mushroom 6 Inch Pattern Free


The Mushrooms,
This pattern is for the large mushrooms pictured. I give you instructions for the large spots as well as French Knot spots.

2 inch mushroom pattern here.
4 inch mushroom (not pictured) pattern here.

The large mushroom is 6 inches tall if you use a heavy worsted weight yarn and the hook suggested in the supplies list below. They do stand on their own if positioned just so.

Have fun! Post pictures on my facebok page Amigurumi Freely

Supplies:
worsted weight yarn in 2 colors
4mm hook
scissors
blunt end yarn needle
polyester stuffing
Optional: Yellow felt pen to color the edge of the skirt

Abbreviations:
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet (used for skirt only)
sl st = slip stitch
2tog = crochet 2 stitches together
f/o = finish off

Magic ring:
Parts of this amigurumi begin with a magic ring. I have 2 short video tutorials that will show you 2 different methods of making a magic ring. Use the one that is easiest for you. View 1st method here and 2nd method here.

How to read the rows:
Add a maker at the end of row 2 and move that marker each time you finish a row. Each row has a sequence. Example: 1sc then 2sc in next st means repeat that sequence 1sc then 2sc in next st followed by 1sc then 2sc in next st over and over to the end of that row. When you land on the marker you should be putting in 2sc. If it is a decreasing row then you should be crocheting 2tog when you land on the marker. The number inside the parentheses ( ~ ) is the number of stitches you should have at the end of that particular row.

How to print the pattern:
Click here to find out how to print it off for free.

In the following order:

Make the stem first, the cap is attached to the stem during the final row of the cap.

Stem: with white or cream
1) magic ring with 6sc (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
5) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
6) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (36)
7-11) 1sc in each st for 5 rows
12) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (30)
13) 1sc in each st for 1 row
14) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)
15) 1sc in each st for 1 row
16) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (20)
17-21) 1sc in each st for 5 rows
stuff the bottom of stem
22-26) 1sc in each st for 5 rows
27) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (24)
28) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
29) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (36)
30) 1sc in next 5st then 2sc in next st (42)
31) 1sc in next 6st then 2sc in next st (48)
32) 1sc in next 7st then 2sc in next st (54)
33-34) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
f/o leave a long tail. The length of this will depend on if you use it for spots or not. Read the section called "Spot options" below before cutting this yarn tail.

Carry the yarn tail out through the side of the stem and leave it hanging. Do not knot this off, we will come back to this after the cap is attached.

Stuff the stem up to row 26.
Do not over stuff, just stuff enough so the stem holds its shape.

I used this photo from my smaller mushroom pattern, the stem yarn tail is carried down and out the side of the stem the same way. Do not pull this yarn tail too tight as you will be crocheting into the stitch it's attached too.


Skirt: using the same color as the stem
1) ch25
2) starting in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1sc in each ch (24) ch1 and turn
3) skip ch, 1sc in each st across (24) ch1 and turn
4) skip ch, *sl st next 2st, 2hdc in next st*, repeat the sequence inside the ** to the end of the row,
f/o leaving a long tail for sewing.


Sew the skirt on before attaching the cap.
Before sewing it in place stretch it out first to loosen it up. The top edge of the skirt is placed in between rows 21 and 22. I found it easier to whip stitch all the way around on the yellow dotted line. I go around once  then go around again to stitch in between my first stitches. Once done, knot off and hide yarn tails inside stem.

Optional:
Add color to the edge of the skirt using a dark yellow felt pen or paint.



Large  Mushroom Cap: with any color
1) magic ring with 6sc (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
5) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
6) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (36)
7) 1sc in next 5st then 2sc in next st (42)
8) 1sc in next 6st then 2sc in next st (48)
9) 1sc in next 7st then 2sc in next st (54)
10-12) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
13) Place the stem under the cap and line up the first few stitches. 1sc through both a stitch of the cap and a stitch of the stem all the way around.

For a flatter looking cap like the one with the large spots,  sl st next st and f/o at the end of row 13 then weave in yarn tail. For a slightly more round shape cap continue onto row 14.

14) 1sc in each st around, sl st then f/o and weave in yarn tail

Please note:

For part of the row you will have to help guide your hook through the stitches. Be sure to go through a stitch of the cap and the corresponding stitch of the stem, do not skip over any stitches as you need to use each stitch.

When you get to the stitch of the stem where you had finished it off it will be sticking out from the rest of the stitches, don't worry just be sure to put your hook through that stitch, you will have to help guide your hook through it.

Pictured below:
I borrowed this photo from my smaller mushroom pattern.

There will be a bumpy uneven look under the cap located at the finishing yarn tail of the stem, to get rid of that hang onto the cap then pull firmly on the stem yarn tail so that bump gets sucked in and evens out.


Spot options: 

Tiny spots using French Knots. I put these in after the cap is attached, that way I can go through the stem and cap, sewing them together,  at the same time I'm adding spots.

Use the yarn tail from the stem to do these. I made sure to leave a very long yarn tail to work with after I finished making the stem. Some of you might find it a bit easier to use a couple shorter strands. Do whatever is easiest for you.

If you have never done a French Knot before watch my video here and fast forward to 4:41. I used the French Knot in that video to make tiny flowers. For these mushrooms I prefer the look of a smaller knot so I only wrap the needle twice with the yarn.

Large spots (pattern below). Sew these on after the cap is attached, doing it this way you can sew the cap to the top of the stem at the same time.


Small spot: Using stem color make 3
1) magic ring with 6sc (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
sl st next st and f/o leaving a tail for sewing

Large spot: Using stem color make 3
1) magic ring with 6sc (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
sl st next st and f/o leaving a tail for sewing

Sew on the spots:
Sew on the inside edge of the spots, not the outside. Sewing them this way will keep the spots tidy looking around their edge.



All of them are sewn from the cap to the underside of the stem except for the middle spot. If you sew one in the middle as I have then you will have to sew it to the cap only.

This is easily done by guiding your needle through the spot then out through a stitch hole of the cap then back in through the same stitch hole of the cap and through the spot again, repeat all the way around the spot.


Enjoy your mushrooms!


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